By Patricia Shields
This booklet examines the lifestyles and works of Jane Addams who was once presented the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams led a world women's peace circulate and is famous for spearheading a first-of-its-kind overseas convention of ladies on the Hague in the course of global warfare I. She helped to stumbled on the Women's foreign League of Peace and Freedom. She was once additionally a prophetic peace theorist whose rules have been pushed aside by means of her contemporaries. Her critics conflated her activism and concepts with makes an attempt to undermine the battle attempt. possibly extra vital, her credibility used to be challenged by way of sexist perspectives characterizing her as a “silly” outdated lady. Her omission as a pioneering, feminist, peace theorist is a latest challenge. This ebook recovers and reintegrates Addams and her inspiration of “positive peace,” which has relevancy for UN peacekeeping operations and group policing.
Addams begun her public lifestyles as a pace-setter of the U.S. innovative period (1890 - 1920) social reform flow. She mixed thought and motion via her cost paintings within the, frequently contentious, immigrant groups of Chicago. those studies have been the springboard for her cutting edge theories of democracy and peace, which she complicated via large public conversing engagements, eleven books and enormous quantities of articles. whereas this booklet specializes in Addams as peace theorist and activist it additionally exhibits how her eclectic pursuits and female point of view resulted in pioneering efforts in American pragmatism, sociology, public management and social work. each one box, which lines its beginning to this era, is actively getting better Addams’ contributions.
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Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration (Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice) by Patricia Shields